‘Hysteria Dichotic’: A fusion of Techno, Contemporary Dance, Modular Synthesis & film by David Castellani

Step into a unique convergence of expression and sensory experience as modular synthesist David Castellani is joined by contemporary dancer AnnMarie Arcuri in guiding you through a captivating creative journey.

Dissolving the familiar confines of modern music and dance, Hysteria Dichotic is paired with beautiful cinematography that envelops the viewer into a visceral experience.

This is Castellani’s first collaboration with AnnMarie Arcuri. In his words: “The interaction embodies physics in motion, as she interprets the sound generated by the modular rig and becomes a visual manifestation of the music, speaking to the transfer of electricity into kinetic energy”.

Hysteria Dichotic – David Castellani feat. AnnMarie Arcuri from David Castellani on Vimeo.

David Castellani is an aficionado in all things modular. Born in Italy, but based in LA, since 2021, he runs his own label Noetic, which cultivates the creation of smart and dynamic techno with a focus on synthesizers and analog hardware. The label has homed seven releases from Castellani so far, featuring remixes from Redshape, Matrixxman, Voiski and Etapp Kyle.

AnnMarie Arcuri is a New York-born contemporary dancer and motion capture artist who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the California Institute of the Arts. She has danced/performed works by Laurence Blake, Dimitri Chamblas, Peter Chu, Rennie Harris, Wayne McGregor, and Spenser Theberge. As a motion capture artist, she has worked on Coldplay’s ‘My Universe’ and holds down a professional position for AMGI Animation studios.

Castellani wishes to acknowledge that First Nations Australians are the traditional owners of the didgeridoo, a wind instrument he uses in his live sets. He pays his respects to all First Nations people.


Directed by: Trevor Dean 
Produced by: Trevor Dean & Tarik Benbrahim
Director of Photography: Tarik Benbrahim
Gaffer: Axel Lanzenberg
LCP: Joey Feffer
Production Assistant: Kana Hishiya
Editing by: Trevor Dean
On Set Sound reinforcement: Collin Rodriguez
Production assistant: Brittney Vandal & Rolo

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